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Asian American Film Festival in Chicago

Greetings from Chicago Tim Hugh, one man bandleader of the Chicago Asian American Film Festival This is Tim Hugh and his dog Helga in his kitchen in Chicago. Tim has run the only Asian American Indie Film Fest (i.e. no “imports”) for 12 of the 17 years that it’s been in existence. In this picture, he’s a one man bandleader- running it solo, something I can relate to as a solo musician. I’m in town to promote my film “Daylight Savings” which premiered at SXSW this year, and will be the opening night film this year. Joining me at the screening will be Michael Aki who plays my cousin in the film. I met Mike at this very festival in...

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Kebabs To Tōhoku, v1.0

What follows is a brief report on the most recent of my trips to the disaster-afflicted areas in Tōhoku. Refer to my GR piece about the four trips I took to the North during the first month of the disaster. As I reported previously, Kazu, my brother-in-law in Onagawa, and I had devised an (admittedly vague) guerilla-style plan to distribute doner kebab, pita sandwiches, and possibly ice cream to those in need. Typically, Kazu drives his truck into Sendai and sells pita sandwiches as o-bento lunch for office workers there, and he recently augmented his truck with a Dairy Queen-type ice cream maker to entice local customers. (Though Sendai is a good-sized metropolis, Onagawa is a small fishing town, and...

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be what LOSERS call a LOSER

I am writing a self help book called Be What Losers Call a Loser. The back of the cover will probably explain that being a millionaire means you get to live as if you make 40K, you just don’t have to worry anymore. But if you live like a millionaire, watch out pal, that costs a million dollars. My motto is “be what losers call a loser”. Stay home and make the stuff everyone else goes out and does on a Saturday night, and don’t tell a SOUL what you are going to do…just do it and we will find it out there. Even when you are done, don’t say a word. ( I just broke my motto ) Just...

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Ugly is back

My old blog was absorbed into the Uglydoll website, and our schedule prevented us from making posts. My pre-ordered video games from amazon through 2010 still sit there shrink wrapped. But now that I can chime in while in line from my phone About how the lady in front of me made fun of me for owning die cast robots while she held onto 2 shopping bags full of ceramic garden roosters. ( Edit, I sold all of my old games and bought a 3Ds. Now when I walk by you in public, you can defeat me in a passive manner. )

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